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Teamwork and virtual teams

Nina Sochon, speaker 12 April 16

Nina Sochon, our guest speaker on Tues 12 April 2016,  is a Teamwork Specialist and leading authority on virtual teams. She is the CEO of Transformed Teams - a training, coaching and consulting firm. Nina is an experienced executive, having established and led the team that delivered the Australian Federal Government’s national work from home (‘telework’) initiatives. She recently delivered the Australian Federal Government’s “phenomenal” flexibility toolkits – a world-leading guide to businesses and organisations looking to become flexible employers. Nina was introduced by AG John Sloan, (pictured right).Introducer John Sloan 12 Apr 16

Nina gave us a great exercise to pair up with one person describing an image, while the other person – who could not see the image – had to draw according to his or her interpretation of the description. This exercise was to emphasise the power of communication and working together as teams.







Tawa Rotarians are reminded to please submit your completed 2-page worksheet that Pat has requested to put together an action plan for the Club. Please email a copy of your completed worksheet to Pat Waite.

Upcoming Events 

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26 Apr

AGM & Di Patchett, Cheboche Trust Nepal Malcolm Andrews

3 May


10 May

Claire Tyler - Enduring Power of Attorney  Peter Lockery

17 May

CPR Refresher Gary Denton

24 May

David Barber - Writer/Retired Foreign Correspondent  

31 May

Book Fair preparation  

7 June

Book Fair Preparation  

Zealandia visit with Johnsonville Rotary

Monday 18 April - Johnsonville Rotary is hosting a visit to Zealandia.

Zealandia, New ZealandGuest speaker: the new CEO of Zealandia, Paul Atkins to be introduced by Kerry Prendergast.

Information for those who have registered:

Times: arrive from 5.50 to 6 pm, with 6.15 meal. Expected to finish around 8 pm.

Venue: Rata Cafe, Zealandia, 53 Waiapu Rd, Karori, Wellington (note: The only public access to Zealandia is through the Visitor and Education Centre at the end of Waiapu Road. This is for biosecurity reasons.)  See more

Other Rotary news

District Conference:

DG Simon Manning, Sue O'Sullivan and Elizabeth Sutton 1 March 2016DG Simon Manning pictured from left with Sue O'Sullivan and Elizabeth Sutton.Invitation to combined Conference May 2016

Note from DG Simon Manning as he distributes the April newsletter

"If you haven’t already registered for Conference, please do so ASAP. This will assist us greatly with confirming we have the correct numbers."

To register now please go to:




Rotary Porirua Fundraiser

India Lunch 24 April - End Polio fundraiserIndian lunch at the Whitby Taj on Sunday 24 April – $40 per head includes 410 donation to the World’s Greatest Meal to End Polio.

Gordon Beattie advises: “there are limited numbers and we are halfway after less than a week. Therefore early response please – the Sunday afternoon of the long weekend. Indian dress will be worn for those that have it (Sarah, Clive, Kath and Glynis).”

“We would love to have your support and we still have seats to fill. Tickets are available  from Whitby Taj 042347444, or from Tickets can be delivered to your club if preferred. The event is “Eat as Much as you Like”. $10 will be donated from the sale of each ticket to The World’s Greatest Meal To Help End Polio Now.”



Anzac Day Special Commemoration and Breakfast

Anzac breakfast(1) 2016Monday 25 April 5.00am-7.30am

The Rotary Clubs of Mt Victoria and Port Nicholson invite you to a special occasion to commemorate Anzac Day.

  • 00 a.m.onwards arrive at Pukeahu War Memorial, Buckle Street, for Anzac Day Service (make own way).
  • Service commences 5.30am
  • 20 a.m. Service concludes. Make own way to Copthorne Hotel, Oriental Parade, for breakfast and fellowship

$35.00 per person includes continental or cooked breakfast, tea and coffee. Cash bar available.

This event Anzac_Day_Breakfast_April_2016 is fund raising for Wellington Children’s Hospital. 

RSVP by Wednesday 20th April to Mark Chiu or Joy Durrant

Rotary Gym Discount

“Can you pass this on to your Tawa female Rotarians and/or partners: Casual entry into any of our classes is $10 or join us with a membership and receive 10% discount.

Please find attached our new group fitness class timetable.BIG_WALL_TIMETABLE.APR [size 316Kb]

It would be lovely to have your club Rotarians join so that they can feel the benefits of a healthier lifestyle and improve their fitness.

Debbie Mair, Porirua Configure Gym for Women

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Teamwork and Virtual Teams with Nina Sochon

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